Pleasanton Primary Mission Statement
Pleasanton Primary Vision Statement
Blue Santa Toy Drive
November 18th-December 16th
Pleasanton Primary Eagles will be hosting a toy drive to benefit the Blue Santa program. New unwrapped toys can be dropped off in the Blue Santa box located near the front office during school hours, 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. Pleasanton PD will distribute all toys on December 17th.
If you would like to receive a Blue Santa gift, you will need to pick up an application from the front office or the Police Station. The deadline for the complete application and copy of your proof of residence is due to the Police Station, or the Primary by December 6th .
Grade Level Student Goals
Math- Identifies 5 or more numerals, counts to 15 or higher and count sets of 5 or more items.
Literacy- Orally blending sounds to make words. Example: What word do these sounds make /c/ /a/ /t/
Math- Read, write, and represent numbers 1 through 15 & Count by 1’s from 1 to 50 and from any given number.
Math- Order a set of 3 numbers from greatest to least, and least to greatest up to 120.
Students of the Month
First Quarter Perfect Attendance
12 Days of Christmas
2nd-Wear a Winter Hat
3rd-Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater
6th-Wear Blue and White for Winter Wonderland
7th-Reindeer Day-dress as your favorite reindeer
8th-Grinch Day-dress as a Grinch
9th-Wear a Santa Hat
10th-Make a Christmas craft in class
13th-Dress like an Elf
14th-Wear Christmas Socks
16th-Pajama Day-lets stay comfy and warm!
17th-Christmas Parties/Wear a Holiday Shirt
December 3-Wear Camo
December 10-Holiday Socks
December 17-Holiday Shirt
Important Dates to Remember
December 15th-Cookies with Santa (5:15-7:00)
December 16th-PK Family Night (5:30-6:30)
December 17th-Early Release (noon)
December 20-January 4th-NO SCHOOL
2021-22 Lunch and Learn
Counseling Corner with Mrs. Andrada
HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CALM DOWN
Big emotions can feel difficult for children to control. Here are a few strategies you can use to help your child manage their emotions and calm down.
Model Managing Difficult Feelings: Describe your own feelings to your child and model the coping skills you use to calm yourself, such as deep breathing or ranking the intensity of your emotions from 1-10. This will teach your child how to develop their own coping strategies and become more aware of their emotions.
Validate Your Child’s Feelings: By showing your child that you are listening and attempting to understand them, you can help to deescalate them and possibly prevent larger scale behaviors such as tantrums. It is important to remember that showing acceptance of their feelings is not the same as agreeing with them.
Utilize Active Ignoring: Ignoring inappropriate behaviors such as whining, arguing, and verbal outbursts can help to reduce the chances of these behaviors occurring again. The key to this tool’s effectiveness is to immediately give your attention back to your child as soon as they do something you can praise.
Provide Positive Attention: Providing positive attention for good behaviors increases their likelihood of reoccurring. It is important to provide praise for even your child’s seemingly small, positive behavioral changes.
Set Clear Expectations: Outbursts and tantrums can be prevented by setting clear expectations and setting up consistent routines for your child to follow. While changes can be unavoidable, their effects can be minimized by warning your child about them in advance.
Provide Options: Giving your child an option when asking them to perform a task they are unenthused about may reduce the likelihood of an outburst. This may look like giving your child the choice of which task they would like to complete first or where they want to complete it.
Plan in Advance: When you predict that a situation or scenario may be emotionally challenging for your child, prepare for it in advance by having a calm conversation prior to the event and strategizing about how you will make it through this obstacle together.
5 Special Minutes Per Day: Setting aside a small amount of time each day to spend time with your child and doing an activity of their choice can help manage your child’s stress and help foster a positive child-parent connection. These 5 minutes should not be contingent on good behavior.
Adapted from: Child Mind Institute: How to Help Children Calm Down (2021) For a full view of the article, visit the following link https://childmind.org/article/how-to-help-children-calm-down/
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First Grade Family Night
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We are Obedient,
We are Accountable,
We are Respectful!
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